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I adopted 2 cats from the SPCA and they were both declawed in the front. Currently I live in an apt on the 3rd floor so its fine for them to go out on the balcony. I may move to a house sometime later on down the line and was wondering if they would be able to stay in the backyard without jumping over. I certainly dont want to put them out there if they can do that and I know Twinkie wont jump over even if he wanted to cause he doesnt like the outdoors as much as Sugar. Does anyone have any idea if they are capable of hopping over somehow? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated :wink:
 

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Hi kitkat!
QT (my 3rd cat) was given to me when my sis emigrated. All my cats are spayed females (indoor/outdoor) including QT. I had to keep her in the cattery for a month before I could leave her on her own.Cats do have to get used to a new place so I believe your cat will jump over the fence if you aren't careful.
However, the fact that they are declawed may discourage them since they have no means of defense. Poor things :(
Hope I helped!
 

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declawed cats in back yard.

I would not take a chance of allowing a de-clawed cat outside. If the cat does get out it is defenceless. My big old tabby loves the patio (he has all his claws), but when he is out there I am with him every step of the way. He does look up at the top of the tall redwood fence like he is considering scaling it (he is really too fat to do that) Cats are naturally curious and they will try to see what lies beyond their territory. I really wish that de-clawing be against the law as it is in England.
 
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